Last night we got to see what happens when the boys of NASCAR wash up, get fixed up and strut their stuff on a red carpet at the Awards Banquet held inside the Wynn. We also got to see who they snuggled up with after the race! Everyone was in their finest and that made it challenging to know who was who without a face shield on. Let's start with my date for the … [Read more...] about About Last Night – NASCAR Awards
Around here, we look forward to Thanksgiving - not so much for the food and the festivities as for what it means. Thanksgiving to us at The Vegas Tourist means the last bit of calm before the 10 day storm know as The National Finals Rodeo (NFR). Think of it... 10 days of tight Wranglers, leather chaps, cowboy hats, horses and bulls... Many may think the fun would be in … [Read more...] about The National Finals Rodeo is Here!
Legendary Hall of Fame rocker Rod Stewart kicked off his eight day Las Vegas run at the Colosseum last night. This was his way of checking the place out before deciding if he wants to call Vegas home for an extended stay. When you think about it, a singer of his stature with an amazing 50-year career, would do well in the "intimate" 4,000 seat Colosseum. He had just … [Read more...] about Rod Stewart Testing Vegas
You all know my new favorite step child is the Tropicana. The place started out in 1957 as "The Tiffany on the Strip." Looking a the pictures and news reels, the Tropicana must have been one happening place. Past tense being the operative words here. Once open, everything that could happen, happened at and to the Tropicana. It changed owners several times. They remodeled … [Read more...] about Tropicana Update
Sometimes its the strangest things that can get us excited. For many of us in Las Vegas, it's the opening of a bridge. Yes, a bridge. On October 16, the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge ( Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge) will have a one day celebration and be open to pedestrian traffic! YEAH!!! It opens to vehicle traffic in November. I know what some of you are … [Read more...] about That Dam Bridge